[LEAPSECS] IAU GA Beijing, McCarthy

Steve Allen sla at ucolick.org
Thu Jul 19 17:14:48 EDT 2012

The IAU General Assembly will happen in Beijing in about a month.

It will include Joint Discussion 7
(which is a website that looks related to a bunch of the folks
prominent in IERS)
The point of JD 7 seems largely to deal with the redefinition of the AU
in the manner which has been under discussion for a decade or so.

At that JD will be a talk by McCarthy
A Convention for Coordinated Universal Time
at which it looks like he might suggest pre-scheduling of leap seconds
or at least consider the UT1 - UTC implications of so doing.

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